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Apr 16, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, April 16, 2012

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April 17 is tax day -- so all you procrastinators out there better get going. While it's easy to dwell on just how much we pay over to the government this time of year, we're actually paying taxes…

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Are mobile phone taxes a real problem?

Apr 16, 2012
Congress is mulling over legislation that would freeze the taxes we pay for our cell phone service.

April 17 is tax day — so all you procrastinators out there better get going. While it’s easy to dwell on just how much we pay over to the government this time of year, we’re actually paying taxes all the time — when we buy things, when we fill up our gas tank and when we pay our cell phone bills. Those phone bills are the focus of proposed legislation in Congress that would freeze cell phone taxes for five years. But why do the cell phone companies care how much we pay in taxes?

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